Study

God Language and Liturgy

Jewish feminists imagine and address God in a multiplicity of ways, both innovative and traditional.

Philip Roth

A long (fictional) trail of tears.

Novelists in the Nineties

In the 1970s, literary critics predicted the demise of the Jewish American novel. A talented group of novelists proved them wrong.

The Experience and Nearness of God

Martin Buber and Abraham Joshua Heschel stressed the human encounter with God.

Saadiah Gaon’s Theology

Written in 933, The Book of Beliefs and Opinions provided rational analysis of God and Judaism, setting a precedent for medieval philosophers.

God Exists, I’ll Prove It To You

Like many medieval Jewish thinkers, Maimonides formulated his own proofs for the existence of God.

Stubbornness And Chance

Two interpretations of a word illustrate different understandings of punishments listed in Parashat Bechukotai.

Masters Of Servitude

The laws of the Sabbatical year inspire us to sanctify space, time, and our behaviors towards each other.

Sanctifiers Of Time

The commandment to proclaim the festivals includes concepts of communal responsibility and imitating God.

Responding Swiftly To Need

Charity is rooted in our understanding that those who need our help are indeed our brothers.

American Jews and Israel in the Post-War Period

Nice place to visit, wouldn't want to live there.

Adult Jewish Learning

An examination of the renewed interest in adult Jewish learning.